Itʻs about 

making a

connection





A sweet moment at Queenʻs Hospital with Ipo their devoted therapy dog.  





My mom, age 81 and my stepdad, age 84 attribute their good health to looking for love in everyone and everything. 

My mother is from Mānoa and is from the Kashiwabara, Hanuna, and Gora ʻohana. My great grandmother is from the Pahukoa ʻohana from Niuliʻi on the Island of Hawaiʻi and my grandfather is from the Chong ʻohana. My stepdad is from Waiheʻe Waiehu, Maui, and was raised on a kalo farm along with his 13 siblings.  His ʻohana is the Kahalehau, Hao, and Kaʻanana. 

My parents lived in Las Vegas for 42 years entertaining and using their musical and singing gifts to share with many people at class reunions, parties, and gala events.    They also shared their song of music with many elderly at care homes and hospice.  In 2018, I moved my parents home with me so I can take care of them .


Our family currently sings at Lunalilo Home on Sundays to share our love of mele and hula with the kūpuna and their ʻohana.  

Honoring Princess Miriam Likelike and Archibald Cleghorn, parents of 

Princess Victoria Kaʻiulani, and the 

Celtic community



With Daisy the Therapy Dog at Queenʻs Hospital

Honoring Peter Apo for his significant contributions to the state of Hawaiʻi

Sony Open with the NBC camera crew behind the scenes during a tv break

Enjoying a day with the McDonald Seniors and my mom (the one 

wearing the flower in her hair)



Sharing hope with children through the Angel Tree network and 

Christmas ShoeBox initiatives


Having a cup of coffee with my stepdad and the senior citizens  McDonaldʻs 


With Kahu Mersberg at the ʻAha Mele celebrating Hawaiian choral music

Enjoying the young adults as they were on an excursion to learn about our government


With the Limu Hui in Waimanālo and Aunty Luana Albinio

Enjoying the young ROTC adults and learning about their program 

At the Kailua Precinct Meeting with my hardworking dedicated team

Thank you for visiting!

If someone told me that a local girl who grew up as a latch key child would someday run for a political office I would say, "No way!"  Yet, here I am today, at 54, experiencing this journey of a lifetime.  After raising my four beautiful children, ages 14 to 29, I find myself determined to leave a lasting impression on Hawaiʻi  as a better place for the many grandsons and granddaughters we all will have one day.  


Letʻs join hands and hearts to make Hawaiʻi a better place.

With Kona Kaipo at a luau for the kūpuna


Sharing a smile and mele with a sweet kūpuna at the care home

On the jobsite with a hardworking crew who help our community

A beautiful day at Waimānalo with the Limu Hui

Joining the movement--fighting for Hawaiʻi`s children and families

Sharing a sweet moment with Ipo the therapy dog at Queens Hospital

Making limu lei to wrap around pohaku which will be placed in the ocean to 

help the environment

Maikaʻi loa!  This beautiful kūpuna is 96 years old!